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Old 03-20-10, 12:40 PM
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Wheelset pricing/interest? 6-speed freewheel w/tubular rims

Hi everyone

I just picked up this mid-80's Bianchi and I'm putting Mavic's on it w/ultegra components - but the original equipment is Shimano 600 w/ these tubular rims.

What would you recommend pricing-wise on them? And also - eBay, craigslist, the for sale forum? Is this a fairly in-demand vintage setup?

Need some money to pay for the new wheelset

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Old 03-20-10, 12:57 PM
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I really hate to say it but tubulars are a death sentence when it comes to re-sale values. Sure, there are fans of them and I have them on several of my bikes but as far wheelsets go forget it.

$50-75 maximum on a good day.
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Couldn't even get $50 for them around here. Very little market for tubulars, tubulars without tires, no market. Better off putting them to use on a future build. Might be able to offer them as trade bait on this forum, and get something you can use.
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So sayeth Thrifty Bill

Just joking - thanks for the help!
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What kind of hubs do you have? You will be better of parting it out as selling the wheels on ebay as 4 pieces: hubs, rims, freewheel, skewers...
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Shimano 600 hubs and freewheel
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Alright - i looked a little closer. I was a bit off.

Freewheel: Shimano 600 MF-6208: https://velobase.com/ViewSingleCompon...3-ed597fea7e52

Skewers/Front/Rear Hubs: Suntour Superbe Pro BH-1500 https://www.velobase.com/ViewSingleCo...=110&AbsPos=17
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That wheelset will work out nice for something like a late 80s/early 90s....uhmmm..... Speciallized carbon Allez restoration, as the far east connection with the Araya rims, Shimano hubs and Suntour FW will complement the period and bike origin picture. Problem is, you will have to meet up with the right restorer, restoring the right bike at the right time and the right price....which may not happen for a long time. If you want to seel the wheels asap and get more money for them, I agree with a previous poster about selling the wheels broken up to it's separate parts. That way the customer base that youwill be working with will not be so focused. As far as tubulars and their future, tubulars are actually going through a small renaissance with many racers recently turning back to them. There is also a good aomount of 80's cyclists like me who have more money now (compared to their limited college or highschool budgets) to afford and try them, so they are looking for used period wheelsets or searching parts to build up period tubular wheelsets to fulfill a dream they might have had to own a set and try them out.
As for me, after trying them for the first time last season, I loved the ride on them soooo much that I have two tubular wheelsets now for my two French bikes. Clincher wheelset that I had rode since college is now taking a break for a while in two wheelbags.....
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Those rims are pretty nice, unfortunately they don't bave the appeal of the mavic rims you want.
I'm not typically much of an optimist but I think you may fetch up to $100 with that set. Superbe pro has a good following and honestly, I would probably pay $100 for that setup but the bike I want them for is for my sister, so I have to go clinchers.
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Originally Posted by jimmy0x52 View Post
Alright - i looked a little closer. I was a bit off.

Freewheel: Shimano 600 MF-6208: https://velobase.com/ViewSingleCompon...3-ed597fea7e52

Skewers/Front/Rear Hubs: Suntour Superbe Pro BH-1500 https://www.velobase.com/ViewSingleCo...=110&AbsPos=17
I'd say, based on recent ebay completed listings:

$20-25 for the skewers
$40-60 for the hubs
$20-30 for the freewheel
$20-35 for the rims

total $100-150 parted. Much more than a wheelset. Recently an NR hub, Mavic Rim tubular set with a Suntour 6sp sold for $45. Yours would probably be a little less than that. The other thing about parting it out, is that you will be able to clean each item much better before you sell it...

Good luck!
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+1 Parted out you will do better. Superbe Pro hubs have good value, as will the skewers and freewheel. So if you have the patience/time to part them out, that is your best bet.
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I was just looking at those same wheels on ebay last week. I actually posted them on the ebay/CL finds thread. They sold for $63 and 30 some dollars shipping.

Those are very appealing to me. I have an old Univega that needs wheels, and those would fit the bill.

Also, Yellow Jersey is selling those rims, new, for $100 each!!!!!!!!!!
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Just bought a set.

Not kidding.

Record hubs. Araya Aero 1 rims. DT spokes.

$50 straight from the time capsule new, w/ Clements + Vittorias.

Had to buy a ""frame" from them as well.
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